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God has My Attention.

I am inspired today. It’s taken quite a few days to get here, and to be honest, I’ve wondered when I would be have the energy to put the thoughts together. Today….the energy to write arrived.

Recovery from surgery takes time, and so does rest for the soul. I’ve been “off my game” physically, spiritually and mentally. Good news – God was not “off” and is never “off” His game.

In this state of forced rest, God has turned my attention to these things:

…Christian friends and family are priceless
I have really compassionate, merciful family and friends. They have been the hands, the feet, the touch, the words, and the steadfastness of Jesus to me in the last week and a half. Thank You Jesus for coming to me with skin on and showing your love for me in very real ways. I am humbled. I am thankful. I am changed.

…my husband loves me
David has endured MUCH with me. During the “colon crisis”, he was calm, tender, gentle and selfless. As a husband and helpmate, he has exceeded my expectations. I give God the credit for all He is and has always been in David. From the rooftop (when I can get there) I will shout that God has transformed him in front of my eyes. Ephesians 3:19-20 is alive in my marriage.

…grace is alive and active at Woodland Hills Family Church
Since the call to my boss in the ER, there has been NO pressure to recover quickly for the sake of work at WHFC. There have only been calls, clicks and visits of encouragement and love. There is a closet in my brain that beckons me to the work that needs to be done. But not one of my employers or co-workers has pressured me to open the door and get busy. Thank you for taking up my slack and for this grace and peace!


…God uses the unexpected
The one and only God, creator and lover of my soul is using this experience to teach me:
1. The value of pain
2. His perfect timing in my life
3. His provisions for me are endless
4. His kindness to me knows no end.
5. The uniqueness of each encounter with Him
6. Humiliating moments can have great value.
7. Perspective – get it right. 23 staples and a big scar or Look at the Love of God displayed in my life
8. The tendency to be self-focused is always near and must be addressed.
9. Good has already come from this unexpected pain and will continue.
10. A new and larger sense of His love for me that is reflected through my husband, my family and my dear friends.
11. God’s word is critical to my state of mind.
12. Rest is a gift from God – don’t blow it!

Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.   He lets me rest in green meadows;  he leads me beside peaceful streams.  He renews my strength.   He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.

2 Replies

  1. dollyg01

    God has worked in a lot of us through this experience you have gone through. He has changed things in me just from watching you in the past week. There have been events in the past few weeks that have led up to this experience in your life. I wouldn’t take any of them back. God has a perfect plan, and He is fulfilling it.

    Thank you for being a “jennspiration” to so many people. You’ve touched more lives than you’ll ever know.

    It was a privilege to watch your amazing husband be by your side.

    I can’t wait to see all the treasures God has revealed to you through all of this.

    You’re the greatest-thank you for all you do!

  2. Its sounds like you have ‘the perfect’ life…happy!
    Your blog is inspiring, the ten minutes spent certainly warmed up my day!